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Building the Blocks of Immunity

This segment describes what vaccines are and the most common types of vaccines available for society; it also describes the manufacturing process for some of those vaccines and the current efforts to create a vaccine against COVID-19.

Published onJun 22, 2022
Building the Blocks of Immunity
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This segment describes what vaccines are and the most common types of vaccines available for society; it also describes the manufacturing process for some of those vaccines and the current efforts to create a vaccine against COVID-19.

Jennifer Pancorbo, Ph.D. is Director of Industry Programs and Research at BTEC, where she continuously builds the center’s relationship with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through the programs she leads: Bioprocess Services, Bioprocess Research, and the Professional Development program. She is responsible for courses in pharmaceutical production and supports professional development courses. In addition, she functioned as project coordinator for BTEC's international influenza vaccine manufacturing program. She has over 15 years of experience in biomanufacturing, five of these focused in the vaccine field, particularly in developing downstream purification processes and optimizing upstream production strategies for vector vaccines. Dr. Pancorbo has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a doctorate in chemical and biochemical engineering, where she focused on the design and development of targeted drug delivery.

Building the Blocks of Immunity (Jennifer Pancorbo)

This video was originally produced for an audience of entering first-year and transfer students at NC State University as a part of an interdisciplinary experience. It is available for noncommercial reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

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